Barack Obama’s Democrat minions in Congress have promised to do everything in their power to stop Obamacare from being repealed, even if it means using a filibuster in the Senate. That’s why it came as devastating news to them this week when they learned that a repeal of Obama’s signature legislation was being attached to a bill that could not be filibustered.
Conservative Tribune reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to act on a draft 2017 budget resolution that included language that would repeal Obamacare. Though Senate leaders were hoping that the bare-bones budget would be up for a vote by the end of this week, it now looks like it will actually be brought to the floor of the Senate by next week after amendments are voted on.
This is VERY bad for Democrats who love Obamacare because budget resolutions are treated differently than other bills when it comes to Senate rules since it includes budget reconciliation instructions, a procedural tool that allows a budget to be voted upon with a simple majority. These instructions make it filibuster-proof and allow it to pass to the House of Representatives with relative ease.
Obama is likely furious about this, but even he can’t be surprised given what a massive failure Obamacare has been. The Affordable Care Act has become unaffordable for millions of Americans, and the way it is set up enforces low patient choice when it comes to plans or doctors.
THIS is the bill that we’ve all been waiting for for YEARS! We’re glad to see that Donald Trump is making it a priority before he even takes office!